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Mounting takes place before a computer can use a storage device. The command to make a storage device accessible is under *nix "mount"

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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Mount /data to sd - Lenovo a7000

I came from here. But I can't even copy /data. With sudo cp -r /data/* /mnt/sdcard2/data_cp i get No such device or address and No such file or directoryerrors. And "ES File Exlporer" just Fails to ...
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What is rootfs? Can I make persistent changes to my device's root filesystem?

When I open up a terminal emulator and run the mount command, it indicates that my Android device's root filesystem (/) is of filesystem type rootfs. What is rootfs? Can I write to it? Will my changes ...
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mount.exfat-fuse mounts drive r/o

I'm mounting an external exFat drive on a rooted Android device (Amazon Fire TV/2) using the mount.exfat-fuse program. mount.exfat-fuse -o rw,umask=000 /dev/block/sda1 /system/test directory ...
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Fire OS 5 mount -o remount,rw fails as root

This is regarding Amazon's port of Lollipop. AFAICT, other similar questions are regarding Jelly Bean and earlier plus non deal with Fire OS. I'm working with a rooted Amazon Fire TV/2 running Amazon'...
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can't mount iso in android

I tried to mount an iso on android, using busybox mount. It always gives me No such device. strace -- busybox mount -t iso9660 /sdcard/some_iso.iso /sdcard/a: execve("/system/xbin/busybox", ["...
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Unable to mount a 64Gb SD card on Qualcomm's SnapDragon 810 MDP smartphone

I tried to google but didn't see the problem reported anywhere yet. I was playing around with a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone, while developing an app which makes heavy usage of data ...
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Cant switch shell to su

I'm trying to edit my /init.rc file on my rooted Galaxy Pro. And have accessed my device using SSH (to QuickSSH server on the device) over wifi. The / mount is shown as readonly, so I tried to ...
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How does the Linux filesystem on Android get mapped to “Computer\PhoneName\Phone” on Windows 7?

I am trying to figure out, when I use adb shell I see a filesystem with directories such as /storage/emulated/0. When I connect my Android phone to Windows 7 I see something like the following folder: ...
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/system cannot be remounted as RW, even when rooted (Sony Xperia E3)

I rooted my Sony Xperia E3 (D2203) a while ago using Kingroot, which worked flawlessly. Before rooting my device, /system could be accessed, which is how root was installed in the first place. ...
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Getting mount's usage suggestion when attempting /system remount [duplicate]

I'm trying to remount system on a rooted Samsung GT-S6102 running Android 2.3.6: # mount -o rw,remount,rw /system Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory This is exactly like ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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Android 5.0.2: Windows 10 does not recognize it in USB storage mode

I bought Prestigio MultiPhone 3504 Muze with Android 5.0.2. When I connect it to my PC with Windows 10 installed, I can't find the device in explorer. How to connect my phone to PC?
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How to swap external SD card with intenal one on rooted Ematic EGS102 tablet?

Today I rooted my Chinese tablet (Ematic EGS102), and opened its vold.fstab but I can't find the line that points to the internal memory. This is what I found: (Click image to enlarge) All I know is:...
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External Ext4 card mounted only for root (!) on Android 5.1 64 bits

In short: if I mount my Ext4 8GB SD card, only root (SU) can see it. The rest of users (so, the rest of apps) don't detect it. As long as my Ext4 SD card is not correctly mounted (Android always ...
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Is there any working method to mount Ext4 partitions on 64 bit Android 5?

Is seems that, as for today, there are no working methods (apps or hacks) to make Ext4 partitions work (read/write) on my Android v5.1 64 bits. My device is a Jiayu S3 with a Xtreme ROM (not stock, ...
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Sd card and its directory

My phone (a refurbished Kyocera Hydro Icon running non-rooted Android 4.3) shows storage info of a sd card in picture 1. What's the path of its mounting point? The size matching in picture 1 and 2 ...
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how do I view files on micro sd?

I just saved the files from my flip phone to a micro sd card, and put that micro sd card in my android tablet. I went to the file manager, but I didn’t see anything for mounting the sd device, or that ...
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Shell with su cannot remount /sytstem. adb can.

I am trying to mount the /system file partition in Android as rw. I have ro.insecure=0 in my default.prop. I have su installed and working correctly. I can remount the file system using 'adb remount' ...
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Nexus 6 E: Unable to mount Storage error in TWRP

Before I ask, I have very limited knowledge of ADB and have been using "interface" like programs for all my Android root/flashing/pushing. I bought a stock Nexus 6 and knew I wanted a custom ROM. ...
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How do I use internal memory as /mnt/sdcard?

I am using a mobile device which runs Android four and has a broken micro SD card slot. The device also has lots of free internal memory. However for some reason many applications insist on only using ...
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How to locate Android mount points?

It all started with an intent to install Link2SD to my in-car Android audio system. Repartitioned SD card into FAT32 + Ext2, but something went wrong ("Mount script cannot created" by Link2SD, etc.). ...
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Change the filesystem mounted when plugged in to USB

Is there a way to change the mount location when plugging a device into USB? I want to move it to the root directory. I am rooted. Please note that I want no setup done on the PC, that is, do not ...
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Android storage with UTC timestamps?

I would like to use UTC timestamps on the FAT partition on my Android phone. Reason: When one moves files from an Android phone to a Linux desktop, one gets wrong timestamps for files which were ...
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mount in /data/local/userinit.sh is not working

I want to map /sdcard/DCIM to /storage/sdcard1/DCIM using CM 12.1 on a I9100 I wrote those few lines to /data/local/userinit.sh: #!/system/bin/sh log -p i -t userinit "userinit start"; mount -o bind ...
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Would Android 4.3 mount exFAT formatted external SD card automatically without requiring additional software?

Would Android 4.3 mount exFAT formatted external SD card automatically without additional software?
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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Create symlink/mount/bind in root [closed]

I want to compile (through make) on my Android phone. I have root access. I have almost all the things set up. But there's this hitch. All the configure files have a shebang of #!/bin/sh. I can ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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Android bind obb error?

So, I am on Android 4.2.2 I have the obb file in /storage/extSdCard/obb/ending directory And want it binded in /sdcard/Android/obb/starting directory So, I run in my busybox #!/system/bin/sh mount -...
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sdcard appears empty for sshdroid, samba fileshare etc, but not for total commander

I have rooted lenovo p780 with VIBEUI 2.0 (not sure that this matters). The issue is well described in subject. When I enter /storage/sdcard0 directory via remote terminal it appears empty. It's all ...
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SD card won't mount to Moto G

I've had a 64g card in my phone for months now, then all of a sudden (I believe after I updated to Lollipop) I began to receive errors saying the card was unexpectedly removed even though it was still ...
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How to extract stock apk from TWRP backup?

I installed TWRP recovery on my phone and backed up the system, data and boot partitions before installing CM12.1. I would like to extract one stock apk (FM radio) from the backup on a Linux system. ...
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Android device not mounting (neither USB nor Blutooth)

I have an Android KitKat 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. All was working fine, and I could mount the device and copy files from the device to my Windows 7 PC. Now when I disconnect or insert the USB ...
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Folder in root directory (/) gets automatically deleted after reboot

I have a rooted samsung galaxy y phone running android 2.3.6 As a root user , I successfully created "usr" directory in / path & set permission 755. But after rebooting my phone, usr directory ...
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Xperia Z2: SD Card not being shown as mounted under Storage, but is accessible from file manager

After I rebooted my Xperia Z2 running Lollipop 5.0.2, the micro SD card is not indicated as being mounted in Settings → Storage. I see a button to mount it, and another one to erase it, but it ...
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How to mount /system rewritable or read-only? (RW/RO)

How can I mount the /system directory rewritable or read-only on my Android phone?
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Internal and external SD storage inaccessible as root

I'm having a bizarre issue where apps, adb, etc. can properly access my internal and external SD storage without issue unless they are running as root, in which case they are completely inaccessible. ...
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How can I make persistent changes in root directory (/)?

I have to edit my fstab in android 4.4 but the root is mounted in read only. I've try to remount the root with mount -o rw,remount /And I can edit the root files but when I reboot the device the ...
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Cannot enable USB mass storage (UMS) after changing internal SD card to emulated

After I changed internal SD card to emulated (previous was on it's own partition) I cannot enable USB mass storage of internal card. I got inspired by section "Emulated primary only (like Nexus 4)" in ...
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Remount /system rw

i'm new here, so i apologize in advance if this is a n00bish question: how could one remount /system (or any partition, for that matter) in rw and allow suid on a booted system via ADB wifi? here's ...
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Why does stat report no space on / (root) but space available on /system?

On my rooted Android 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy S4 phone with armv7l chipset, if I start a shell, I can use the stat command, but some devices report strange. In particular, the / device shows zero size, ...
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Root commands on terminal emulator not working system-wide

I want to run the following command as root in the Android Terminal Emulator. mount -o bind /storage/extSdCard /data/media I have tested this on a Samsung Galaxy S3 running CyanogenMod 11 and it ...
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Nexus 5: /storage/emulated/0 not mounted

Everything was working fine, and then one day I noticed some errors coming from Google Play store and I couldn't access any of my media. It seems that my external storage in /storage/emulated/0 is not ...
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Manual Mouning from sda1?

Whenever I plugged in my mouse using the OTG cable the cursor appears. But whenever my usb drive is plugged in the phone it didn't mount. What I've tried:Paragon - Nothing foundStick Mount - Detects ...
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Error “mount: operation not permitted” when trying to mount system as read/write

I am trying to mount system as r\w and every app couldn't do it including root explorer and link2sd. I am using Xperia z2 android v4.4.4 and I the device is rooted and I have restarted the phone. I ...
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How to “mount --bind” directories in Android 4.4?

I am just wondering is there a way to bind an internal /sdcard folder to another internal /sdcard folder and normal apps can write into it for Android versions since 4.4? I have a folder named ./...
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without root....
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Where's my mounted stuff?

I have a luks encrypted file in stock Android 4.4.4 that I want to mount to work with. It is located in the internal sd partition (/sdcard). I am able to mount it as root via su without problems. ...
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Wrong id and gid running /system/bin/sdcard

I am trying to use my ext4 sdcard properly in Stock rooted Android 4.4.4. For this, I run mount -rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1 and then /system/bin/sdcard -u 1023 -g 1023 -...

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